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Dec 12, 2012 7:00am PST
white house slow walks this discussion, the closer our economy gets to the fiscal cliff and the more american jobs are placed in jeopardy. >> good morning. the president has said on a daily basis that we should be passing a balanced plan. but what we hear from the president is continuing only discussion on one side of the ledger. it has always been about tax rate increases and nothing about spending. and we insist to say look, mr. president, let's talk about a balanced plan but where are your specifics on the spending cuts. even his own advisors say that any kind of agreement that we come to has to deal with the prime drivers of our deficit, which is the spending and particularly the health care entitlement programs. so we ask the president to please sit down with us and be specific and let's get that balanced plan. you know, it's interesting that the senate has passed a bill that is a bill calling for increased revenues of $850 billion. the president continues to say support that bill, pass that bill. well, how is that the case when he continues to say we also need $1.4 trillio
Dec 13, 2012 7:00am PST
over this fiscal cliff. you know, it was ben bernanke who first coined the term. and he was talking about the economy going over the cliff if we did not act appropriately. so we absolutely have to do the right thing here. now, having said that, to juxtapose medicare and social security, which are programs in which people pay into all their lives, as being the area that we are going to cut, is not where i believe the cut should be should be takes place. >> representative, from that note, according to politico, the article we were talking about earlier, john boehner is able to move on with revenue for the cuts if john boehner says okay to a deal, will you extend the tax hikes for the rich to raise the issues on medicare? >> that's one area that doesn't make any sense. why should we do something that's stupid? raising the retirement age from 65 to 67, actually, only nets $2 billion. and the other costs associated with it is, maybe it's closer to $5 billion. but the other costs associated with it, in emergency room its terms of having to subsidize medicare in the states takes us to $11 billion in costs so that
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